On Friday July 13, 2018 I married the best man I have ever known. We said our vows outside at a private waterfall, encased in the gorges in the valley below the trees. The weather was warm and the sun was shining bright. * ALL PROFESIONAL PHOTOS BY THE RAMSDENS * We spent the night…Read more Woodland Waterfall Wedding
Blustery Winter Hikes Hiking in up to -25 degree weather and in the Nor Easters that have been dumping massive amounts of snow in New York make for some interesting obstacles on the trails. But with the proper gear it is possible! A friend of mine and I went to Mine Kill State Park and…Read more Catskill Mountains: Winter Hiking; Mine Kill State Park.
Snowy Mountain WintersWinter can be tough since the sun sets around 4:15 pm for about 4 months straight. Lack of sunlight definitely affects my mood! Now that we're gaining daylight and I can adventure after work I notice a huge change in myself. I'm happier and I have more energy. Today Lake Desolation is getting…Read more New York: 6 Million Acre Adirondack Park #10.
Winters in NY can be pretty brutal. I'm talking two weeks of -20 or lower! Today was the first day it reached 40 degrees, so we headed to Plotterkill Preserve to see if the falls froze in the negative temperatures. We took the red trail, down to the yellow trail, then turned right and walked…Read more New York: My Favorite Local Hike.
Living in Lake Desolation this winter has been awesome so far. It's been bitter cold but that means all the lakes, vlys and waterfalls are frozen and so fun to play on. I love to ice skate, but we've got a ton of snow lately. Remember Desolation Island we boated out to and camped on…Read more New Year’s Eve: Best Friend Style.
Passion for the Unknown. When we decided to stop traveling the West Coast and come back to New York, I have to admit... I was a little bit nervous about losing my sense of adventure. I had been getting up early on my days off and spending the whole day outside exploring new surroundings. We only had 3 months in…Read more New York: 6 Million Acre Adirondack Park #9.
Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway Autumn Foliage in the Adirondacks is unlike anywhere else in the US. The brilliant blanket of color that covers the entire range is unreal. The sight, even standing on a peak in person, is so surreal and unbelievably beautiful that it looks like a painting. Dewitt and I drove up Whiteface the last weekend…Read more New York: 6 Million Acre Adirondack Park #7.